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Great Barrington Appoints New Treasurer/Collector
08:01AM / Friday, July 30, 2021
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.— Alicia Dulin has been named as Great Barrington's new treasurer/collector.   Before joining Great Barrington's Town Hall staff, Dulin served as town treasurer/collector in Sheffield for three years. From 2013-2018, she was assistant to Sheffield's town administrator, and she previously worked as an administrative assistant intern at the Pittsfield Police Department.   "I'm thrilled to welcome Alicia to our team here at Town Hall", said Town Manager Mark Pruhenski. "She brings a great deal of municipal experience with her and I'm confident that she'll do an excellent job leading her department in the coming

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Berkshire Health Systems Urges Residents to Get Vaccinated
By Brittany Polito, iBerkshires Staff
04:11AM / Friday, July 30, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Health Systems is urging unvaccinated residents to get vaccinated for the good of themselves and others after seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases over the past weeks.    Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Lederer Jr. is encouraging the public to remember that the vaccines are designed to prevent severe illness and death from the virus.   "The thing that we like to stress is that, when you consider our most populated group of unvaccinated are the 20- to 29-year-olds, think about how many people in that age range have young children," he said.   "They're putting not only themselves at risk, but their children at risk by not

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The Retired Investor: Olympic Price Tag Breaks Records
By Bill Schmick,
04:39PM / Thursday, July 29, 2021
After the Olympic Games conclude on Aug. 8, Japan will still be tallying the final cost of hosting the games. Indications are that the final price tag could be more than $20 billion.   Was it worth it?   The most recent polling data suggest the answer is a resounding "no," at least as far as the Japanese are concerned. Over 83 percent of the people polled, who live in Japan, believe the Olympics should not have taken place this week. To the Japanese, it is not just the expense of the games, but the holding of this event while the country is in the midst of a resurgence in the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Many fear the games will cause a "super spreader"

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BRTA Seeks Input For Proposed Bus Stops
03:59PM / Thursday, July 29, 2021
PITSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is seeking public input and comments regarding proposed fixed route bus stop locations along the BRTA bus routes throughout Berkshire County.    These locations are temporarily marked with a numbered "Proposed Bus Stop Location" sign. The public is directed to email operations@berkshirerta.com, or call (413) 499-2782 extension 2895, with any comments, questions, or concerns regarding these proposed bus stop locations.   Future bus stops will include bus stop signs. Not all locations have these "Proposed Bus Stop Location" signs out. This will be a phased approach throughout the county

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NRM Announces Winners of Juried Outdoor Sculpture Show
11:48AM / Thursday, July 29, 2021
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Norman Rockwell Museum (NRM) announced the winners of the juried exhibition "Land of Enchantment: A Fantastical Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition."    Following a call for entries, "Land of Enchantment" opened on Saturday, July 10, with prizes for Best in Show, Most Inventive, and Most Artistic given out by illustrator Ruth Sanderson.    Best in Show went to Harold Grinspoon's "Effervescent," Most Inventive to Bethany Kravetz's "Iris Wooed by Zephyrus," and Most Artistic to Kaya Deckelbaum's "Zephyr- In The Wind."    The public was also invited to vote for two People's

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Former Olympian Receives Additional Indictments
08:04AM / Thursday, July 29, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Last week, a Berkshire County Grand Jury returned indictments against Conrad Mainwaring, 69, on four additional charges, three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person who has attained age 14 and one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 after investigators identified two more victims.   The court is currently detaining Mainwaring at the Berkshire County House of Correction on $200,000 bail on 12 counts of indecent assault and battery – nine counts of indecent assault and battery on a child who has attained age 14 and three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14.   Berkshire

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Inspect Boxwood Shrubs for Invasive Box Tree Moths
04:11PM / Wednesday, July 28, 2021
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) urge anyone in Massachusetts who may have purchased boxwood shrubs this spring to check the plants for signs of box tree moths.   MDAR has received notification from APHIS that a number of nurseries within the Commonwealth received Canadian boxwood plants that were potentially infested with box tree moths.    Box tree moths are an invasive pest that feed on the leaves of boxwood shrubs and can cause complete defoliation, eventually killing the plant. While state and federal inspectors have not found any signs

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Elizabeth Freeman Center Launches Rise Together for Safety and Justice
12:08PM / Wednesday, July 28, 2021
PITTSFIELD, Mass — Elizabeth Freeman Center (EFC) announced the launch of "Rise Together for Safety and Justice," an evolution of their annual Third Thursday Walk a Mile fundraiser.    Like the previous 10 years, EFC will continue to hold its annual event in September, soliciting the support and participation of local businesses, organizations, and individuals to help raise awareness and support for the work its staff, board and volunteers do every day in domestic and sexual violence prevention and response.   "While our fundraiser theme has changed, our vision remains the same. We envision our community free from domestic and sexual violence in which all

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Comfortable Temperatures, Thunderstorms in Store For The Rest of the Week
Staff Reports ,
12:00PM / Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Temperatures are expected to stay in the 70s this week. This is lower than the seasonal average.   Meteorologist Steve Caporizzo tweeted a graphic Tuesday indicating that temperatures have typically been in the 80s this time of year.    Today in North Adams, temperatures should stay in the 70s with mostly cloudy skies. According to Accuweather, do not expect the temperature to go above 76 Wednesday   Similar conditions can be found in Central and South County. Accuweather predicts a little more sun further south.   One thing of note: as of Wednesday afternoon there are no air quality alerts. Currently, MassDEP reports that air quality is "good" in

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MCLA Accepting Applicants for Fall Degree Completion Program
07:50AM / Wednesday, July 28, 2021
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — MCLA's Division of Graduate and Continuing Education is accepting applicants to the College's fall Degree Completion Program, a cohort-style program that begins Sept. 1 for students looking for a non-traditional path to a bachelor's degree.     MCLA's Degree Completion Program is best suited for those who have an associate's degree or some college credits. Each program is conducted in a cohort-style learning format, in which students begin their course of study with a group of their peers and proceed through the program together. Classes are offered in the evening and online to help students balance work, family commitments, and

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Berkshire County Communities Receive Trail Project Funding
04:00PM / Tuesday, July 27, 2021
BOSTON — The Baker-Polito Administration announced nearly $4 million in grant funding to support 52 trail projects across the Commonwealth as part of the MassTrails Grant Program.    The grants will assist the construction, maintenance, and improvements for a variety of public trails across the Commonwealth, including hiking trails, bikeways, and shared-use paths.    "Massachusetts has a vast network of public trails which connect communities and regions together, providing recreation, exercise, and tremendous access to the natural world, and this funding offers an excellent opportunity to continue building and expanding that network and support new

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Is Roth IRA better for young workers?
02:13PM / Tuesday, July 27, 2021
If you're in the early stages of your career, you're probably not thinking much about retirement. Nonetheless, it's never too soon to start preparing for it, as time may be your most valuable asset. So, you may want to consider retirement savings vehicles, one of which is an IRA. Depending on your income, you might have the choice between a traditional IRA and a Roth IRA. Which is better for you?   There's no one correct answer for everyone. But the more you know about the two IRAs, the more confident you'll be when choosing one.   First of all, the IRAs share some similarities. You can fund either one with many types of investments – stocks, bonds,

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